Footnote [44a]:
During my visit to Japan in April of 1998, I showed the evidential materials of my effort listed in the following Section 3.5 to high echelons of the Japanese Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and other Japanese. They simply amazed and exclaimed "Why did we do such foolish things!!"

As mentioned elsewhere, this shows that the so-called "MIND CHANGE" is very difficult, particularly in feudalistic society and bureaucratic government of Japan, and hence, any new technology takes two to three decades to become proliferated.